Lowell McAdam, CEO Verizon Wireless tells in BusinessWeek (3-Dec-2007) that his company will be supporting Google’s mobile operating system Android.
Verizon announced their 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option for Customers and will publish technical standards needed for development early 2008.
via O'Reilly Onlamp.com
Links to Verizon
Verizon Wireless Teleconference and Webcast
Verizon Wireless Investor Release
Verizon has not joined the Google Android open platform and Google inspired Open Handset Alliance like T-Mobile, Sprint, Motorala, China Mobile and many more, so you bet, they do not like the idea that Google initiative might change their business model.
Btw, when will we hear about At&T answer to Google and/or Verizon?
Harold Feld on wetmachine explains and codifies the Open Verizon Wireless initiative
Kampf um das mobile Internet (27-Nov-2007)
Thomas Heuzeroth auf Welt Online
Google launched Android, an Open Mobile Software Platform